Carle Sits Upon the Sea The carle sits upo' the sea, A' his can'les on his knee. Ye's three an' I's fower; Shaw's the gate tae Aiberdour-- Aiberdour an' Aiberdeen, Cragleith upo' the green, Cragleith aud Wullie Fair; Fat's gweed for a deer? For a deer an' a dog Cam' to warn Wullie Tod, Wullie Tod an' Wullie Tey, They were baith born in May. Lunon is a hard gate, Quo the eel unto the skate; Quo the haddock to the eel, Crook ye your tail weel; As weel micht ye be As the sheep o' Lunnerty; Lunnerty an' jeelie fike Staw the rumples fae ma tyke; Fae ma tyke an' fae ma tum; Gie me siller, gie me some; Gie me gowd, gie me nane; Ca' ma mither Jerry King, Jerry King and Jerry Couth Staw a pair o' gingers. Ten pair o' fite feet, Kent ye Thrumlie? Thrumlie had a mear; Foo mony bags did she bear? Ten an' the monyfauld; Kent ye John Auld; John Auld and Jeelsie Rang the bell o' Dousie, Dousie and Dulzie, Happiky an' Hulzie, Rotten geese an' almond waters. ________________________________________________________ Greig FSNE xxiv.2, from Inverugie. Cf. "Quo' the haddock to the skate", "The Dreg Song". MS
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